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Keep Track of the Sites You Visit Each Day With This Browser Extension for Windows 10

Windows: When Microsoft debuted its new “Timeline” feature in the Windows 10 April 2018 update, I was a bit bummed to find that this feature—which you can use to see what you were up to on any given day—isn’t very helpful unless you’re using the Edge browser. Fun as it is to look back at […]

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Switch Between Light and Dark Mode in macOS Mojave With This Handy App

Mac: Even though you probably shouldn’t install a public beta of an operating system on your primary device—your laptop, in this case—go ahead. Give macOS Mojave a try. There are plenty of fun features you can play with, including the operating system’s new dark mode (close to the top of my list).Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Install and Update All Your Windows Apps at Once With the Chocolatey GUI 

Windows: The phrase “package manager” sounds a bit ominous, but if you’re smart, you’ve already used one to outfit your Windows PC with all the basics: Ninite. The site couldn’t be any simpler. You pick the programs you want, it creates one installation file for everything, and double-clicking on it installs…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Stop Netflix Trailers and Bump Up Your To-Be-Continued Content with ‘Netflix Tweaked’

Chrome, Firefox: One of the more annoying aspects of watching Netflix on your laptop or desktop computer is the trailers the service likes to automatically play on your behalf. I have nothing against interesting trailers for movies or TV shows I might care about. And everyone suffers through trailers they’re not…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The iOS ‘Lockbox’ App Lets Firefox Users Pull Up Their Passwords Quickly 

iOS: There are plenty of incredible password managers out there—1Password and LastPass come to mind—but Mozilla has password-management aspirations of its own. The company just released two new new mobile apps as part of its Test Pilot program and one, Firefox Lockbox, is a pretty convenient way to pull up your…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Save Everything You Copy on iOS and macOS with Paste 2

Mac: When updating Lifehacker’s Mac Pack for 2018, some readers noticed that I didn’t include any clipboard management apps this time around. It’s nothing personal; there were just other apps I thought were more interesting.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Sync Your Lights to Your Games and Music with This App

Windows, Mac: There are plenty of apps you can use to put on a little light show in your house (or geek den) if you’ve bought into Philips’ Hue ecosystem. My room is full of the company’s expensive color-changing LED bulbs, and I’ve checked out a few of these apps, but generally don’t need to […]

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Why You Should Always Use the Walmart App’s ‘Savings Catcher’ 

iOS, Android: I’m not a huge Walmart shopper, but if I was—because they had a certain retro gaming system in stock, for example—I’d definitely make sure I was walking into the store, smartphone at the ready. You might think there’s nothing inherently special about Walmart’s app for Android and iOS, but it actually…Read more… Continue […]

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Clean Unwanted Programs off Your Mac with CleanApp

Mac: I just finished updating the Lifehacker Pack for Mac, and I wish I could have included every application or utility that I, or others, find useful. Unfortunately, a best-of-the-best list requires one to make a few tough decisions, lest you find yourself filling your system with 50 new apps—all useful, but maybe a…Read more… […]

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How to Get Apple’s ‘Quick Look’ Feature in Windows 10

Windows: Even if you’re the world’s biggest Microsoft fan, you have to admit that Apple’s “Quick Look” feature for macOS is pretty convenient. If you’re such a purist that you haven’t even touched a Mac in the last decade or so, here’s a brief introduction: You click on a file. You press the space bar. […]

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Create and Maintain Healthy Habits with the iOS App ‘Aloe Bud’

iOS: Throughout the day, I always know I should be doing things to better my health and overall disposition: standing at regular intervals, drinking lots of water, telling my friends they are great and we should hang out, et cetera. And while these thoughts hit me on occasion, they’re never enough to create a regular…Read […]

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Customize Your Mac’s Touch Bar with BetterTouchTool

Mac: If you’re fancy enough to have a MacBook with a Touch Bar, and you don’t hate that Apple replaced your physical keys with virtual ones (perhaps a blessing, given the former’s quality), you may have already tried customizing it a little bit. Maybe you swapped out a virtual button or two on the Control […]

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How to View HEVC or HEIC Files in Windows 10 for Free  

Windows: This week’s featured Windows app isn’t really an app per se, but it’s an incredibly useful extension you’ll want to grab from the Windows Store if you have any kind of device—cough Apple cough—that shoots and stores .HEIC images. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Haggle Online With ‘PriceWaiter’ for Google Chrome

Chrome: The PriceWaiter extension—a name-your-own price system that almost sounds too good to be true at first—is only available for Chrome right now. (Sorry, Firefox users.) And when you install the extension, you’ll probably notice… absolutely nothing, at least at first.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Get Started in Google’s New Podcasts App

Android: There are plenty of people who don’t need bells and whistles when an easy-to-understand, well-designed app will do. And that’s my impression of Google’s new Podcasts app—teased for some time and finally made available for download as of yesterday.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Turn Your Mac into a Simple Sound Recorder

Mac: Sometimes, an app doesn’t have to do a lot to be incredibly useful. And that’s exactly why I like Simple Recorder. As its name implies, it allows you to turn your Mac into a miniature sound-recording machine, whether you’re looking to capture the noise blasting out of your speakers or the sounds of wherever […]

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Explore the Universe with SpaceEngine

Windows: I’m sitting in Las Vegas as I type this, and little makes you want to launch yourself off the face of the Earth faster than running into a group of loud, yelling bros looking for that next sweet bar where they can fill up on Coors Light.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Fight Fake News with This Chrome Extension

Chrome: The same open-source software company that wants to keep crappy advertising out of your browser also wants to keep “fake news” from enriching your life. Or, at the very least, Eyeo wants to show you whether your favorite news sites are full of FUD and bias. And If that’s your cup of tea, take […]

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Test Out Your Next Nail Polish Color With an Augmented Reality App 

I got my nails done a few weeks ago, and it felt great, but I highly recommend trying Wanna Nails (iOS, Android) before you head into the salon so you aren’t fumbling around with color choices. And if you’re more a DIY person for nail maintenance, you can avoid purchasing a color you end up […]

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